Tag:Julius Peppers
Posted on: March 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2011 3:24 pm
 

NFL announces 32 compensatory picks

The NFL announced today that 32 compensatory picks have been awarded to 23 teams for the 2011 draft. The complete pick-by-pick draft order can be seen here.

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks .

The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four.  The 32 compensatory choices announced today will supplement the 221 choices in the seven round draft, giving the 2011 draft 253 selections total.

Compensatory picks cannot be traded.

The Carolina Panthers, due to the free agent loss of Julius Peppers (and quarterback A.J. Feeley) was rewarded with the highest compensatory pick this year. They were given a 3rd round selection, No. 97 overall. The Panthers also received the most picks total, earning three more selections.

The Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans each received two compensatory picks.

Here are the totals:

 

ROUND CHOICE /

 

ROUND

OVERALL SELECTION

TEAM

3

33-97

 

Carolina

4

33-130

 

Tennessee

 

34-131

 

Green Bay

5

33-164

 

Baltimore

 

34-165

 

Baltimore

6

33-198

 

New York Giants

 

34-199

 

Kansas City

 

35-200

 

Minnesota

 

36-201

 

San Diego

 

37-202

 

New York Giants

 

38-203

 

Carolina

7

33-233

 

San Diego

 

34-234

 

Miami

 

35-235

 

Minnesota

 

36-236

 

Philadelphia

 

37-237

 

Tampa Bay

 

38-238

 

San Francisco

 

39-239

 

Philadelphia

 

40-240

 

Oakland

 

41-241

 

Seattle

 

42-242

 

New Orleans

 

43-243

 

Carolina

 

44-244

 

Buffalo

 

45-245

 

Cincinnati

 

46-246

 

Denver

 

47-247

 

Cleveland

 

48-248

 

Arizona

 

49-249

 

San Francisco

 

50-250

 

Tennessee

 

51-251

 

Dallas

 

52-252

 

Washington

 

53-253

 

Houston

 

 



Posted on: August 13, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Greg Hardy (2 sacks) impressive in NFL debut

Defensive end Greg Hardy entered his senior season rated by NFLDraftScout.com and most NFL teams as a potential first round pick.

Instead, with another year of injuries and odd behavior, the former Ole Miss enigma slipped to the sixth round, where the pass-rush needy Carolina Panthers made him the 175th overall selection.

The Panthers certainly looked wise last night as Hardy collected five tackles, including four for loss and two sacks in his NFL debut last night against the Baltimore Ravens. According to league insiders, Hardy throughout training camp has been one of the more impressive late round selections, thus far and his impressive first game was not a surprise. Hardy's sacks came on back to back plays in Baltimore's opening drive of the third quarter. Perhaps most impressively, his two sacks racked up 17 yards in loss for the Ravens and came against the team's most mobile quarterback, former Heisman winner Troy Smith.

Hardy showed off the impressive blend of power and burst off the edge that had helped him emerge as one of college football's best pass rushers early in his career. Hardy earned First-Team All-SEC accolades in 2008 as a sophomore with an eye-popping 18.5 tackles for loss, conference-leading 10 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Numerous injuries -- including a stress fracture in his right foot, a broken wrist and multiple injuries sustained in a car accident in July of 2009 -- kept Hardy from the field for much of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Hardy missed eight full games and significant playing time in a host of others during that time.

The ESPN crew of Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden not surprisingly spent much of their Carolina rookie analysis on second round quarterback Jimmy Clausen (who also played well, at times, last night) and converted wide receiver Armanti Edwards, a third round selection.

Hardy and veteran Tyler Brayton headlined an impressive first game for the much-maligned new-look Carolina defensive line. Hardy and Brayton contributed four of the team's six sacks on the night against a quality Baltimore offensive line.

Considering the loss of not only Julius Peppers, but fellow defensive line starters Maake Kemoeatu and Damione Lewis, it could be Hardy who ends up having a more significant impact for the Panthers as a rookie.

Hardy's (and Clausen's) performance was highlighted by the Carolina Panthers' team website , which quoted Hardy following the game:

"We were just trying to do our job and not worrying about a lot of outside people talking about Pep[ppers],” Hardy said. "I'm just trying to find my place as a rusher in this league. I've got a lot of speed, and when I get everything down, I think that will be an asset.”



 
 
 
 
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